Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Grand Prairie home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Bon Air Service Company could be an affordable way to keep your new room cozy without adding things to your list of decisions or your cost.

A mini-split system consists of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to accomplish the mission!

Mini-split systems are small and leave you a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with individual thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.

There’s no doubt that you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically requires about a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing additional construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both give an opening for intruders. A mini-split system doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your room is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling.

When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Bon Air Service Company at 972-332-1028 and we’ll help you go through all your options.